"Diep flap breast reconstruction"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital

I have been fortunate to be under the care provided by Wythenshawe hospital since I was diagnosed, by mammogram, with breast cancer in June 2012. Last week I underwent Diep flap breast reconstruction carried out by the Consultant Plastic Surgeon. I cannot speak highly enough of the care I have received from the surgeon on every level and at every stage of this surgery. The surgeon is highly skilled, professional and dedicated to patient care. It was very obvious during my stay on F1, where I received post operative nursing care, that they are held in extreme high regard by their nursing colleagues. The surgeon is totally patient focused on ensuring the individual desired outcome of surgery is achieved. Despite the fact that they are an extremely busy surgeon (who works long hours) I felt as though I was their only patient!

I am so happy that I have been able to undergo this surgery (which comes with a bonus tummy tuck) and would urge other women considering this surgery to go forward with confidence. Thanks to all for the care and kindness shown to me

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices website and please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to you.

Your comments will be passed to the relevant Service Managers and Matrons for both Plastic Surgery and F1 to share with the appropriate staff.

Members of staff are always appreciative when a patient takes the time to give such positive feedback.

Kind regards

Patient Experience Department


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